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Part One below - A full listing for the coming month
Part Two - Some newly notified (and updated) later events
Part Three - Other stuff
The full open-ended southern Devon Folk Diary listings appear as always on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk.

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18/9/18

Harberton Folk Circular - Tuesday 18 September 2018

I'd like to give a special mention to the visit to our area by John Kirkpatrick, performing at Widecombe on Thursday 4 October.
JK was basically the reason Harberton Folk started in the first place, one of our all-time favourites who performed our first ever concert in Harberton in January 1998. He's still as good as ever and we'll be at The Cafe on the Green to see him - a great venue for the gig, with excellent food to pre-order for a meal (optional) before the show. See full gig details below. JC

Part One below - A full listing for the coming month
Part Two - One-liners to the end of November

Part Three - Other stuff
The full open-ended southern Devon Folk Diary listings appear as always on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk.
This full circular is now also available as a PDF download from http://www.harbertonfolk.co.uk/ecircs/hfolk180918.pdf.

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Tuesday 18 September 2018 8pm - Shanty Workshop with The Exmouth Shanty Men - The Beach Pub, Exmouth EX8 1DR
Another one of our ever popular Free Shanty Workshops at the Beach Pub - next to the Marina on Exmouth Seafront. Why not come along and learn a shanty to two - or just sit back and enjoy a rousing sing-song with your pint! www.exmouthshantymen.com.

Tuesday 18 September 2018 8pm - Harbottle & Jonas - Bradninch Folk Club, Castle Hotel, Bradninch, nr Cullompton EX5 4NN
This innovative couple will be bringing their dynamic charm, original music built on solid British folk roots and without doubt some new surprises. If you have seen them before you know what a treat the evening will be with strong singing and a joyous sound from their many instruments which drive along music and song. For more information call 01392 881105. www.facebook.com/groups/Bradninchfolk/?fref=ts.

Friday 21 September 2018 7.30pm - Geoff Lakeman - Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
The Whitehouse Sessions are hosting a fantastic evening of songs and music starring Geoff Lakeman, a "stalwart of the West Country Folk scene and the father of a virtual folk dynasty". Geoff is the dad of Sean, Sam and Seth Lakeman, who are all internationally renowned folk musicians. Em is a Devon based singer-songwriter and guitarist performing her own material alongside arrangements of traditional songs. Plus special guest, local singer-songwriter Em Marshall, formerly of the Dark Lanterns. Tickets £10/£8 adv from www.wegottickets.com/event/443998 or call Katie Whitehouse 07832 200980; £12 door.

Friday 21 September 2018 9pm - Eliza Acty - B-Bar, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
Devon based singer and musician. With her unique vocal style, Eliza performs a wide range of folk, blues, American old-time, original and contemporary songs that span over a century of music. £3. www.b-bar.co.uk. Tel. 01752 242021.

NEW Saturday 22 September 2018 7.30pm - Gris Sanderson & Louis Bingham - Upstairs at Dartmouth Inn, 28 Warland, Totnes TQ9 5EL (map)
An evening of dance tunes and songs with two of the UK’s top traditional musicians. Inspired by the many rich traditions of Europe, Gris and Louis present a musical experience reaching from Galicia to Norway, from Donegal to Piedmont, and many more places in between. Tickets on door: £8, £6 U16s. For more information call 07708 298146 or email music.bingham@gmail.com.

Saturday 22 September 2018 7.30pm - Cosgrave & Banks - Bratton Clovelly Parish Hall, EX20 4JT
Mike Cosgrave and Steve Banks are both highly skilled and experienced musicians. They write their own material as well as interpreting folk classics from across Europe. Their banter and chat and the cafe-style setting make for a relaxed evening of great music. The bar will open at 7pm and you can book by the seat or by the table, so come along with family and friends. £8/£4 16yrs and under. To book, email: brattonclovellyfestivalp@gmail.com. Phone: 01837 871696.
http://brattonclovellyfestival.com/events/. www.cosgraveandbanks.com.

Saturday 22 September 2018 8.30pm - Lindisfarne - Tavistock Wharf (map)
Seated/standing. As Ray Laidlaw once said, ‘Lindisfarne is more than any one individual’; and though members have come and gone, Rod Clements' return maintains continuity with Lindisfarne’s beginnings and reinforces their shared commitment to keeping alive the unique legacy of one of British rock’s great bands.
www.tavistockwharf.com.

Saturday 22 September 2018 7.30pm - Son Of Town Hall - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
“Nothing short of stunning” – Lisa Schwartz, Director Philadelphia Folk Festival. Imagine if Simon and Garfunkel were lost at sea, salt in their beards, wind at their backs, and whiskey in their bottles. What songs would they sing whilst stomping like melodious madmen on the boards of their boat? Or set yourself adrift for a piece, untether yourself from your daily affairs, bring only fresh water, a large writing pad and plenty of pencils. With only the endless sky above and the winedark waters below, what half-crazed tales would pour out of you? Welcome to the mythic world of Son of Town Hall, the unusual union of Ben Parker of London, England, and David Berkeley of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Parker, a highly sought-after London-based songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist, and Berkeley, a celebrated singer/songwriter/guitarist/author have imagined a world that transcends time and space, complete with Victorian-era outfits, meditations about the sea and songs that beg you to sing along. The show is three-parts concert, one-part theatre. It will leave you transformed, with your heart full of laughter and tears, drunk on adventure and the tragic beauty of the human condition. See www.worldunlimited.co.uk for details, samples, online bookings, full programme; or call 01803 875527 / 07815 620402 or email graham.worldunlimited@gmail.com to book without a fee.

Phil Beer Band on tour
Friday
21 September 2018 -  Plough Arts, Torrington - www.theploughartscentre.org.uk
Saturday 22 September 2018 -  Lee Moor Public Hall, nr Plymouth - www.wegottickets.com/event/446619
Sunday 23 September 2018 7.30pm - Exeter Corn Exchange - www.exetercornexchange.co.uk/whats-on
A unique blend of folk and roll trawled from Phil’s treasure trove of traditional tunes and American country rock. The highly popular line up comprises Gareth Turner, Steve Crickett, Greg McDonald, Olivia Dunn and of course, Phil Beer and promises to deliver a lively cocktail of folk, rock, country and blues. The Band evolved organically in the early to mid 90s at Maisemore in Gloucesteshire. It was a loose federation consisting of Phil Beer, Nick Quarmby and Steve Crickett, all of whom lived close to each other, and melodeon player Gareth Turner from Northamptonshire. There was a need in the community for a band to play local events and ceilidhs and, following in the tradition set by the Albion Band (of which both Gareth and Phil were former members) the band always interspersed the dances with the odd song. Basically, over a long period of time, it has evolved into a ‘Folk n Roll’ band with country rock overtones. It is the vehicle for Phil to return to the electric guitar and to have a good time with his mates. Support: Velvet & Stone. Full details, bookings etc. www.exetercornexchange.co.uk/whats-on.

UPDATED Sunday 23 September 2018 7.45pm - Colum Sands - Folk on the Moor, Westward Inn, Lee Mill, Ivybridge PL21 9EE (map)
Colum Sands is a universal storyteller who draws on a long Irish tradition of poetic musicality to weave songs for the world. He has performed in over 30 countries confirming the universal appeal of the songs and stories with which he observes the minute and humorous details of life. He's never afraid to quietly point out the absurdities and results of historical and political happenings throughout the world, from Northern Ireland itself to Berlin and Israel. A member of the internationally renowned Sands Family from County Down, Colum established his reputation as a songwriter with the release of his first solo album, Unapproved Road in 1981. Songs like Whatever You Say, Say Nothing, and Almost Every Circumstance were soon in the repertoire of artists from Billy Connolly to Maddy Prior and June Tabor. Colum's gift is of breaking down cultural barriers through choice words and eloquent music. (John O'Regan, Rock 'n' Reel). www.columsands.com. Further information / reserve seat: www.moorfolk.co.uk.

NEW Acoustic Warehouse - Ten Tors Inn, Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot TQ12 3NP- Every Monday 7.15pm to 10.15pm. £2 entrance including raffle, raising money for Rowcroft Hospice. Featured artist events: 24 September - Rick Lawes; 8 October - Chris & Paul Woodhouse (Folk Inspired); 22 October - Rebecca Hoskins (from Nashville).

Tuesday 25 September 2018 7.30pm - QUEST with Breaking Tradition and the Demon Barbers - Palace Theatre, Palace Avenue, Paignton TQ3 3HF (map)
The Demon Barbers, winners of the `Best Live Act' in the Radio 2 Folk Awards, together with Breaking Tradition, the UK's leading folk and hip hop dance company. QUEST is a spectacularly entertaining show where dazzling dance and stomping tunes combining to turn a rousing story into a family show full of blazing energy and joy. It's a real Folk and Hip-Hop dance extravaganza and if you're not sure what to expect then we say - come along, you'll love it! Tickets £7 - £14.
www.palacetheatrepaignton.co.uk. Box office 01803 665800.

NEW Wednesday 26 September 2018 7.30pm - Lvov Affair - Chagford Inn, 7 Mill Street, Chagford TQ13 8AW
"Every few weeks in the autumn Wednesday night in the Chagford Inn becomes a whole lot more fun thanks to Lvov Affair playing their wonderfully evocative folk and gypsy music". https://bunelik.wixsite.com/lvov./ www.thechagfordinn.com.

Thursday 27 September 2018 8pm - Lisa Mills - Otterton Mill (Restaurant), nr Budleigh Salterton EX9 7HG (map)
Lisa returns with her southern soul Americana gospel and blues and her exceptional guitar mastery and mighty breathtaking voice to delight us. “Lisa Mills is one of the ten killer songwriters you need to hear right now ... her many styles of southern music come through in her powerful delivery.” Jim Hynes, Elmore Magazine. Ticketing details etc. www.ottertonmill.com.

Thursday 27 September 2018 8pm - Geoff Lakeman - B-Bar, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
B-Bar regular Geoff Lakeman - dad to famous folk stars Seth,Sean and Sam -plays for us again including tracks from his lauded album "After All These Years." The CD has had national five and four--star reviews and been played on BBC Radio 2 by Mark Radcliffe, by Tom Robinson on his BBC Radio Six show, on BBC Radio 3 and just about every local radio station in the country. Come and hear the singer and concertina master's musical take on the west country,American and Irish folk, Americana and even 20's/30's jazz. £2. www.b-bar.co.uk. Tel. 01752 242021.

NEW Friday 28 September 2018 7.30pm - Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
A partnership that blends Walker's intricate guitar playing and arrangements with Clarke's compelling songwriting. Everything they've released has met with rave reviews and one of their heroes, Richard Thompson, selected them to support him on tour in 2017.
www.josienneandben.com. Tickets and info 01803 875527. Full details, programme, samples etc. www.worldunlimited.co.uk.
+ 4pm Ben Walker guitar workshop: An experienced teacher, performer, producer, composer and arranger, Ben has been voted one of the best acoustic guitarists in the world today. Drawing favourable comparison with the likes of Martin Simpson, Pierre Bensusan and John Renbourn he is a phenomenal technician with a gentle approach to a wide range of styles and tunings.

Friday 28 September 2018 7.30pm - Steve Knightley - Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter
Steve reprises his highly popular 'Songs and Stories' Tour in 2019 with 'Part 2 - Roadworks'. www.showofhands.co.uk/steve-knightley-tour-dates.

Saturday 29 September 2018 7.30pm - Steve Knightley - St Johns Church, North Bovey, nr Moretonhampstead TQ13 8QZ
Steve reprises his highly popular 'Songs and Stories' Tour in 2019 with 'Part 2 - Roadworks'. Tickets tel: 07887 932212, email: wendymkeeson@gmail.com.

Saturday 29 September 2018 - Folk Evening - Church House Inn, Linkinhorne, Callington PL17 7LY (map)
First of the former Cross House Inn  regular first Saturday of the month evenings at its new venue. Playing, singing, nattering & noggins. Song and music session. All welcome, bring your instruments and voices. Another fun-filled folk evening. Pub tel 01579 363711.

Saturday 29 September 2018 7.30pm - Tim Jones & The Dark Lanterns - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
Already well established on the London folk scene, the band have been playing together in one form or another since 2013. For their second album Tim Jones is joined by Ted Kemp (Laura Smyth & Ted Kemp) on Concertina, Karen Phillips on fiddle, Em Marshall (Crow Puppets) on vocals and guitar, and Robin Timmis (Kibitz) on viola. The lineup bring a wide range of influences to their playing – from klezmer to psychedelia to Morris tunes – and while respectful of what makes traditional music great, have no problem blending and twisting its melodies and words to be part of an evolving and diverse tradition. www.timjonesmusic.com. Tickets and info 01803 875527. Full details, programme, samples etc. www.worldunlimited.co.uk.

Saturday 29 September 2018 9pm - Johnny Mac & Co - B-Bar, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
Johnny Mac and Co make a welcome return to the B-Bar to promote their new CD. Featuring guitar, vocals, saxophone, mandolin and percussion, they have their own unique blend of classic jazz and folk tunes, plus Johnny's own songs of East Cornwall life. Come along and let this acoustic four piece catch your ears and get your feet tapping. £3. www.b-bar.co.uk. Tel. 01752 242021.

29/30 September 2018 - Teign Shanty Festival - Teignmouth
Following their experience of other sea shanty festivals, the Back Beach Boyz are organising the first ever Sea Shanty Festival in Teignmouth aiming to celebrate our maritime traditions, plus local food and drink with sixteen shanty crews from across the South West. www.facebook.com/TeignShantyFestival.

Sunday 30 September 2018 8pm - Martin Harley & Daniel Kimbro - Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LZ
Always engaging and far from predictable these 'Two musicians at the top of their game' (Music Riot) seek to push the boundaries of blues, folk and American roots music. Original compositions on Slide guitar, double bass, harmony vocals and good humoured banter are cornerstones of their live shows. Box office 01404 384050. www.beehivehoniton.co.uk.

Sunday 30 September 2018 - Luca Stricagnoli - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Prepare yourself for a World Class Acoustic Experience! With his music videos having internet views exceeding 100 million and bookings in every corner of the globe, Luca Stricagnoli will be here as part of this eagerly anticipated full UK and Ireland Tour. With very special guest on the night Meg Pfeiffer. ‘When it comes to crazy guitar skills Luca Stricagnoli is one of the absolute best’ NME. www.lucastricagnoli.com. Box Office 01392 667080. Full details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/category/music.

Thursday 4 October 2018 - John Kirkpatrick - The Cafe on the Green, Widecombe in the Moor
John is one of the most prolific figures on the English folk scene, performing solo, in duos, acoustic groups and electric bands, and has established an enviable reputation as an instrumental virtuoso (melodeon, Anglo concertina and button accordion), as well as a leading interpreter of English folk music. He has been a member of the Albion Country Band, Magic Lantern, The Richard Thompson Band, Umps and Dumps, Steeleye Span, Brass Monkey, Trans-Europe Diatonique, and Band of Hope, as well as numerous ceilidh bands. As songwriter, composer, choreographer, and musical director, he has contributed to over sixty plays in the theatre and on radio. And as featured artiste, band member, or session player, his music can be heard on over 200 different commercial recordings. Optional pre-booked dinner available for £12 (Confit Duck with Garlic Mash, Seasonal Veg and Salsa Verde, or Beetroot Risotto with Roasted Beetroot, Crumbled Feta and Pea-shoots). Concert only tickets £14. Contact Daf Edwards dafedwards53@gmail.com or 07957 280129 for details, bookings etc.  www.widecombesailingclub.org.uk.

Thursday 4 October 2018 - Ralph McTell - The Brewhouse Theatre & Arts Centre, Coal Orchard, Taunton TA1 1JL (map)
Box Office: 01823 283244. www.thebrewhouse.net.
Also at: Falmouth Pavilion on Friday 26 October 2018

Friday 5 October 2018 8pm - Kris Drever and Boo Hewerdine - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
An exclusive south west gig for two of the UK’s finest and most prolific songwriters – Kris Drever (Lau) and Boo Hewerdine (The Bible/Eddi Reader). 2018 finds both artists on top form, Kris having won the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Singer 2017, Boo releasing his critically acclaimed Swimming In Mercury album and Letter To My Younger Self EP. Kris and Boo will perform as a duo, two sets no support, playing their favourite songs along with new material. Full details www.calstockarts.org.

Friday 5 October 2018 8pm - Albert Lee & his Band - Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LZ
Albert Lee is one of the most respected and renowned guitarists in music history having worked with The Everly Brothers, Eric Clapton, Emmylou Harris and The Cricketts over his long and illustrious career. Albert is a Grammy award-winning musician whose talents continue to be in demand by fellow performers throughout the world. The ultimate virtuoso. His skill is extraordinary, his ear is extraordinary and he’s gifted on just about every level.” - Eric Clapton. “A brilliant guitar player. His sound is unmistakable - often emulated, never equalled.” - Emmylou Harris. Friday 5th Oct 8pm.Tickets £24.  Box office 01404 384050. www.beehivehoniton.co.uk.

Friday 5 October 2018 7.30pm - Scott Matthews - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
Scott Matthews’ new record is a career-defining masterpiece. It features sparse production. Recorded at home and in acoustically resonant rural churches, instrumentation has been jettisoned. His ten-song cycle is the sound of a man comfortable in his own skin, putting his neck on the line with a collection of otherworldly songs.
www.scottmatthews.uk. Tickets and info 01803 875527. Full details, programme, samples etc. www.worldunlimited.co.uk.

Saturday 6 October 2018 7.30pm - Jess Vincent - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
Singer-songwriter Jess moved from Wiltshire to Bulgaria a year ago and is touring the UK with partner and producer Jozeph Chowles with her fourth release. We hear a thread of the people, stories, colours, flavours and instruments from Jess’s new life there, including Joe’s arrangements and musical contribution. "This album and these songs are a true reflection of where I am now.” This new sound takes Jess’s extraordinary talent in an exciting new direction without losing the trademark subtle arrangements on guitar, baritone uke and harmonium, and uniquely soaring vocal which have established her reputation as a highly original artist with a growing following in the alt folk/indie/Americana acoustic scene. Jess will of course be playing old favourites from her previous three albums on tour.
www.jessvincentsings.com. Tickets and info 01803 875527. Full details, programme, samples etc. www.worldunlimited.co.uk.

NEW Saturday 6 October 2018 9pm - Mad Dog Mcrea - Pigs Nose Inn Hall, East Prawle, Kingsbridge TQ7 2BY (map)
Mad Dog blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music. From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies – Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience with their infectious songs. Early bookers can also book return shuttle bus from Kingsbridge via East/West Charleton or Frogmore. Doors 8pm. Full details www.pigsnoseinn.co.uk.

Saturday 6 October 2018 7.30pm - Cosgrave & Banks - Ilsington Village Hall, TQ13 9RG
We are very happy to have Mike and Steve playing a return gig in Ilsington. We loved their sound, their fantastic musicianship, and their entertaining banter. And a great variety of beautiful folk music from different parts of Europe. Altogether, a wonderful evening. Do come and hear them if you haven’t already. 7.30pm, doors 7pm. There will be light refreshments, but no bar – please bring your own beverages. Tickets £8 from Ilsington Village Shop or call Sue on 07779 981660. www.cosgraveandbanks.com.

Cancelled Saturday 6 October 2018 - Ange Hardy - St Paul's Church, Starcross EX6 8QB

Saturday 6 October 2018 7.30pm - The Drystones - The Kenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7UE
The Drystones are a duo whose arrival on the UK folk scene is making waves. Combining traditional music’s timeless instrumental union of fiddle and guitar with technical mastery, a ‘brave experimental bent’, and an unexpectedly large sound when playing live, it’s no wonder they’ve been described as ‘indecently talented'. Tickets from 01392 833583. More details http://villagesinaction.co.uk/events/the-drystones.

Saturday 6 October 2018 8pm - Dave Peabody & Regina Mudrich - Bridge Inn, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0QQ (map)
It may not be an obvious pairing, but last time around the unlikely combination of this grizzled veteran of the UK blues scene, and the Classically trained vivacious German violinist Ms Mudrich, proved to be a sensation. Expect a night of musical wonder that fuses blues, jazz and the odd oddity interrupted by Peabody's peerless stories - mostly long and tall ! Tickets £10 from the Bridge Inn 01392 876382.

Sunday 7 October 2018 7.45pm - Kevin Dempsey - Folk on the Moor, Westward Inn, Lee Mill, Ivybridge PL21 9EE (map)
An outstanding and highly versatile guitarist/singer/songwriter, Kevin is a much sought-after musician in the folk world, both at home and abroad. He was a member of Whippersnapper and subsequently in duos with each of (amongst others!) Chris Leslie, Dave Swarbrick and Joe Broughton, who calls him, "the best guitarist on the planet". He accompanied Mary Black on a tour in America and holds summer workshops in both France and the UK. Further information / reserve seat: www.moorfolk.co.uk.

NEW Thursday 11 October 2018 - Noble Jacks - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Standing/balcony seating.
With the fiddle leading the charge, Noble Jacks are out to take no prisoners as they come on with their high-energy footstompin’ rhythms which have taken crowds by storm across the UK and beyond! The band have been relentlessly touring through 2017, stompin’ their way round the British folk scene with sold out headline shows promoting their debut album ‘What the Hammer’. As well as this, Noble Jacks have appeared at major festivals including Glastonbury, Cambridge Folk Festival, and main stage Beautiful Days – to name but a few! The band headed to Costa Del Folk in Portugal in October 2017. Box Office 01392 667080. Full details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/category/music.

NEW Friday 12 October 2018 7.30pm - Alaw - Sheldon Village Hall, Church Lane, Honiton EX14 4QU
Described by Songlines magazine as a “Welsh supergroup”, Alaw is three leading musicians who bring a wealth of experience to a shared passion – the traditional music of Wales. Whether unearthing rare gems or reimagining a well-loved melody, they treat their music with a deftness and sensitivity that is thoroughly absorbing. Combined with powerful song writing and original tunes, this makes for a musical experience that will stay with the listener long after the concert has ended. More details http://villagesinaction.co.uk/events/alaw.

NEW Friday 12 October 2018 8pm - Greg Russell & Jack Rutter - Church House, South Tawton, nr Okehampton EX20 2LQ (map)
You may know them individually as one half of the duo Ciaren Algar and Greg Russell or one third of the trio Moore, Moss, Rutter - but now Greg Russell & Jack Rutter are back for an evening with a difference: two mini concerts with solo spots from Jack and Greg, ending the evening together for a few final tunes and songs. Greg Russell: Possessed of an extraordinary voice that’s ‘full of character’ (The Telegraph), over the last 5 years Greg Russell has established himself as one of the most significant players on the U.K. folk scene. Playing guitar, bouzouki and singing, in 2013 he won the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award and in 2014 won the Horizon Award from the same source alongside Ciaran Algar. Jack Rutter: Still in his mid 20s, Jack Rutter (Moore Moss Rutter, Seth Lakeman band, Jackie Oates band) is a highly respected singer, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist playing within the British folk tradition. His new solo set features a range of well known and rare traditional songs from a variety of sources, delivered with guitar, bouzouki or duet concertina accompaniment that complement his signature ‘honest, unaffected vocals’ (Yorkshire Evening Post). Email andrew@frangleton.co.uk or call 01837 840775 for tickets £10.

NEW Friday 12 October 2018 8pm - BarronBrady - Exeter Folk & Acoustic Music Club, Victoria Park Tennis Club, Lyndhurst Road, St. Leonards, Exeter, EX2 4NX (map)
An opportunity to see what has become a rare appearance together, BarronBrady, are an exciting duo comprising of popular performer Si Barron and partner Ros Brady. They are both lively and enthusiastic and gentle and sympathetic towards their interesting mix of traditional song arrangements and own compositions. The duo have released three acclaimed albums. With brilliant vocals, striking harmonies and excellent instrumentation on guitar, whistles, harmonium and shruti box, not to mention an easy-going engagement with their audiences, they are always guaranteed to provide an impressive performance. http://barronbrady.com/index.html. Support: TBC. Tickets (this is an advanced ticket reservation concert only) paid in adv £10; adv notice, paid on door £12. Info / ticket enquiries contact exeterfolkclub@outlook.com or 01392 210983. www.facebook.com/groups/exeterfolkclub.

NEW Friday 12 October 2018 7.30pm - Lake Poets - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
“Somewhere between Bright Eyes and John Martyn. Something Special” – Mojo. The Lake Poets is Martin Longstaff, a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter from Sunderland. Inspired by artists such as Carole King, Villagers, and Neil Young, Martin’s output as The Lake Poets is as haunting as it is beautiful. Lead single ‘Your Face’ has received over 4 million Spotify plays as well steady airplay on BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music. Support: Pete Falloon. Tickets and info 01803 875527. Full details, programme, samples etc. www.worldunlimited.co.uk.

NEW Saturday 13 October 2018 9pm - The O Marleys - Rising Sun, Woodland, Ashburton TQ13 7JT
Irish band The O'Marleys (Irish / Roots / Country, 4 piece) will be playing lots of lively Irish and Scottish music to dance and sing along to. Not to be missed. With you favourites like lack Velvet Band, Whisky in the Jar, Rocky Road To Dublin, Liverpool, and many more uniquely arranged The O'Marleys way, a bit of Folk/Rock, and Reggae mix. Plus our latest single Nancy Mulligan by Ed sheeran with an Irish feel. The O'Marleys will be setting The Rising Sun alight with plenty of Irish Music and Craic. Free entry.

NEW Saturday 13 October 2018 7.30pm - Ceilidh with Dawntreader Ceilidh Band - Ipplepen Village Hall, Newton Abbot TQ12 5SB (map)
Ipplepen Community Hub are holding another ceilidh with all proceeds going to the Hub redevelopment fund. Tickets £10 to include a light supper. Bar available. To reserve tickets contact Steve 01803 812084 or stevemajor4@gmail.com.

NEW Saturday 13 October 2018 7.30pm - Spinach for Norman: Autumn Ceilidh - Victory Hall, Broadclyst, Exeter EX5 3EE
This festive knees-up is an open invitation to everyone to come and enjoy a great night of music and dancing with a caller. Ploughman’s supper included, BYO drinks. Spinach for Norman, the acclaimed all string Ceilidh band, has just celebrated its 33rd year playing traditional dance music from England, Ireland and Scotland. "We’ll also add dances from other parts of Europe into the mix, including France and even Transylvania”, says Joel Segal, the band’s lead violinist. www.spinachfornorman.com. Proceeds to the Broadclyst Twinning Association. Tickets £10 adult, £5 child, U5s free available from TicketSource (no booking fee) or email jonathan.m.croley[at]googlemail.com. Adv booking recommended!

NEW Saturday 13 October 2018 8pm - Gallery Bar Special: Snob Hill - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map)
Since forming five years ago, four part a capella folk group Snob Hill has become a regular fixture on Cornwall’s folk club and festival circuit. Using a range of close harmonies, the group’s repertoire extends from medieval to modern, delivered in style by family members Chris, Claire and Alex Richards, together with singer-songwriter Jim Flanders. Free entry, informal atmosphere, donations to the performers please.
Full details www.calstockarts.org.
There’s a special bonus at our events over the weekend of Friday 12 and Saturday 13 October. Our Gallery Bar will host a beer tasting by Devon based Bere Brewery before Histories of the Unexpected and Snob Hill.

NEW Sunday 14 October 2018 8pm - Martin Simpson - Matthews Hall, Topsham EX3 0HF (map)
There is no doubt that after 45 years as a professional musician Martin is, right now, better than ever. Widely acknowledged as one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world, his interpretations of traditional songs are masterpieces of storytelling. His solo shows are intense, eclectic, spellbinding and deeply moving. Whether playing American old-time music, blues, a Dylan song or his own material, Martin Simpson is unpredictable, individual and a guitarist of immense subtlety. Details, bookings etc. www.topshamfolkclub.org.

NEW Sunday 14 October 2018 8pm - Reg Meuross - St James' Church Hall, Mount Pleasant Road, Stoke Hill, Exeter EX4 7AH (map)
Somerset singer-songwriter Reg Meuross represents contemporary folk writing at its best. Described by Mark Radcliffe live in session on BBC Radio 2 Folk Show as “a brilliant singer songwriter with a social conscience”, Reg has a rare gift of being able to touch people through his songs and performance on a really human level. His words and music paint pictures that remain with the listener long after the song has been sung. www.regmeuross.com. With special guest Sadie Horler. www.sadiehorler.com. Tickets £12. www.wegottickets.com/event/435728. Hot drinks available. BYO alcohol.

NEW Sunday 14 October 2018 7.30pm - Blue Rose Code - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD (map)
“Blue Rose Code is as slippery as an eel; a genre dodger; a mess of influences and contradictions. This rare display of soul and emotion will not be boxed, a sign of something special.” Spiral Earth. Previous albums have featured such luminaries as Ewan McGregor, Danny Thompson, Karine Palwort and the late John Wetton and this album will be no exception, featuring Julie Fowlis, Kathleen McInnes and the incredible vocal talents of Beth Nielsen Chapman. Centred around Wilson’s own homecoming to his native Scotland, the album explores the variety of journeys that life has to offer. Support: Wez Richmond. Tickets and info 01803 875527. Full details, programme, samples etc. www.worldunlimited.co.uk.

NEW Monday 15 October 2018 7.30pm - Artizan Acoustic Night / Open Mic / Rob Force - Artizan Gallery, Lucius Street, Torquay TQ2 5UW
Our
guest performer tonight from 9pm is Rob Force, a Plymouth-based musician/songwriter equally at home in all genres, acoustic and electric. Expect a soulful voice accompanied by top-class guitar-playing. Refreshments available, both alcoholic and soft drinks. Doors open 7pm, open mic 7.30pm to 9pm. Curated by Robert Spence, 01803 613647.

NEW Friday 19 October 2018 - 3 Daft Monkeys - Barrel House, 59 High St, Totnes TQ9 5PB (map)
With Celtic and eastern influences, the 3 Daft Monkeys’ dynamic style of world folk music reflects the global village in which we now live. Their infectious dancing rhythms lead you through a musical journey of the senses and emotions, and will leave you breathless, enthralled and exhilarated. Doors 8pm. Full details etc. www.barrelhousetotnes.co.uk.

NEW Friday 19 October 2018 8pm - FOS Brothers - Dartmouth Inn, 28 Warland, Totnes TQ9 5EL (map)
"FOS Brothers play an intimate gig with their 4 piece band upstairs at the Dartmouth Inn. Limited tickets to provide a comfortable space for you the audience. Highly recommended to lovers of folk with a progressive world music twist. In full flow this band is phenomenal without losing touch of their folk root." Info provided by the event organiser. More info, ticketing etc. www.fosbrothers.com.

NEW Friday 19 October 2018 - Clive Carroll - Milverton Music, Victoria Rooms, Fore St, Milverton, Taunton TA4 1JU
Possibly one of the best guitarists in the country. A true legend and fantastic performer. We predict a sell out on this one so please book your tickets at £10. There will also be a bar. Call
01823 400416 or email milvertonmusic@f2s.com. www.milvertonmusic.co.uk.

***** Part Two - One-liners to the end of November *****

Saturday 20 October 2018 7.30pm - Roots Night: FOS Brothers, Spin 2 - Bradninch Guildhall, Fore Street, EX5 4NN
Saturday 20 October 2018 7.30pm - Cosgrave & Banks - Holcombe Burnell Church, Longdown, near Exeter, EX6 7RZ
Saturday 20 October 2018 7.30pm - Autumn Céilidh with Half Moon Ceilidh Band - South Brent Village Hall, Station Approach TQ10 9AQ
Saturday 20 October 2018 9pm - Maddy and the Chaps - The Bowling Green, 29-30 Blackboy Road, Exeter EX4 6ST
Saturday 20 October 2018 - Lvov Affair / Amber Fire Ceilidh Band - Shaugh Prior Apple Day, Shaugh Recreation Hall, PL7 5HG
Saturday 20 October 2018 7.30pm - Double Bill: Kadia & Said The Maiden - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD
Sunday 21 October 2018 7.45pm - Brian Willoughby & Cathryn Craig - Folk on the Moor, Westward Inn, Lee Mill, Ivybridge PL21 9EE
Sunday 21 October 2018 7.30pm - Martin Carthy - Barrel House, 59 High St, Totnes TQ9 5PB
Sunday 21 October 2018 - Karine Polwart - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS
Monday 22 October 2018 - Rebecca Hosking - Acoustic Warehouse: Graham Butterfield - Ten Tors Inn, Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot TQ12 3NP
Tuesday 23 October 2018 7.30pm - Adam Holmes & The Embers + Baskery - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD
Wednesday 24 October 2018 - Ninebarrow - St Leonard's Church, Sheepstor, Plymouth
Thursday 25 October 2018 - Phillip Henry - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS
Guitar workshop 4-6pm / Evening concert.
Thursday 25 October 2018 8pm - Rag Mama Rag - Otterton Mill (Restaurant), nr Budleigh Salterton EX9 7HG
Friday 26 October 2018 - Ninebarrow - Downderry and Seaton Village Hall, Torpoint
Friday 26 October 2018 7.30pm - Kirsty Meryn - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD
Saturday 27 October 2018 7.30pm - Harbottle & Jonas - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD
Saturday 27 October 2018 - Ninebarrow - Denbury Village Hall, Newton Abbot
Saturday 27 October 2018 7.30pm - 3 Daft Monkey - Parish Hall, Bary Lane, Cheriton Fitzpaine, Crediton EX17 4BB
Saturday 27 October 2018 7-10pm - Devon Air Ambulance charity ceilidh with Worts'n'All - Broadhempston Village Hall, Kings Close Field, Broadhempston TQ9 6BJ
Saturday 27 October 2018 8pm - Willy Porter - St James' Church Hall, Mount Pleasant Road, Stoke Hill, Exeter EX4 7AH
Wednesday 31
October 2018 8pm - Stephen Fearing - Bridge Inn, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0QQ
2-4 November 2018 - Exploring Folklore: Focus on Dartmoor - Halsway Manor, Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe, Somerset, TA4 4BD
Saturday 3 November 2018 8pm - Phillip Henry - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX
Sunday 4 November 2018 7.45pm - Stephen Fearing - Folk on the Moor, Westward Inn, Lee Mill, Ivybridge PL21 9EE
Wednesday 7 November 2018 - Fisherman’s Friends - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS
Friday 9 November 2018 8pm - Clive Gregson - Exeter Folk & Acoustic Music Club, Victoria Park Tennis Club, Lyndhurst Road, St. Leonards, Exeter, EX2 4NX
Saturday 10 November 2018 8pm - Martyn Joseph - America Hall, De La Rue Way, Pinhoe, Exeter EX4 8PX
Saturday 10 November 2018 - John Smith - Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ
Saturday 10 November 2018 8pm - RSVP Bhangra Band - RatteryVillage Hall, South Brent TQ10 9LD
Saturday 10 November 2018 - William the Conqueror - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS
Saturday 10 November 2018 8.30pm - The Eskies - Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LZ
Saturday 10 November
2018 8pm - Steve James - Bridge Inn, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0QQ
Sunday 11 November 2018 7.30pm - Show of Hands - Theatre Royal, Plymouth
Monday 12 November 2018 - John Smith - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS
Wednesday 14 November 2018 - Afro Celt Sound System - Princess Theatre, Torquay
Fri
day 16 November 2018 7.30pm - Reg Meuross + Harbottle & Jonas - Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
Friday 16 November 2018 7.30pm - Kit Holmes with Alan Greenwood -
Scoriton Village Hall, nr Buckfastleigh TQ11 0JB
Saturday 17 November 2018 7.30pm - Ceilidh with Spinach for Norman - Blackawton Village Hall, Vicarage Road, nr Totnes TQ9 7AY
Saturday 17 November 2018 8pm - Kitty Macfarlane - Dolphin Hotel, Station Road, Bovey Tracey TQ13 9AL
Saturday 17 November 2018 7.30pm - Simon & Garfunkel: Through the Years - Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LZ
Sunday 18 November 2018 7.45pm - Jody Kruskal - Folk on the Moor, Westward Inn, Lee Mill, Ivybridge PL21 9EE
Monday 
19 November 2018 7.30pm - Artizan Acoustic Night / Open Mic / Daria Kulesh - Artizan Gallery, Lucius Street, Torquay TQ2 5UW
Friday 23 November 2018 8pm - Sheelanagig - Barrel House, 59 High St, Totnes TQ9 5PB
Saturday 24 November 2018 8pm - Worry Dolls - Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LZ

***** Part Three - Other stuff *****

Starcross Concert News
The Ange Hardy concert at St Paul's Church scheduled for 6 October has unfortunately been cancelled, but two new concerts there have just been announced:
Friday 25 January 2019 - Jim Causley - details www.wegottickets.com/event/450530
Friday 15 February 2019 - Jackie Oates -
details www.wegottickets.com/event/450407
The Starcross concerts aim to raise money to keep the church going and make it a more viable community building.

NEW Tunelink - Evening Workshops in Traditional Music and Dance
Wednesdays 7.00-8.30pm at The Mansion, Totnes TQ9 5RP

Autumn/winter 2018: September 19/26, October 3/10/17/31, November 7/14/21/28, December 5/12.
Tunelink is a community project that provides opportunities for engagement with traditional music and dance in the South Hams.
Led by local musicians Griselda Sanderson and Louis Bingham, these workshops will focus on practical learning through playing and participation. There will also be occasional visits from guest artists, and content will be a mix of instrumental music, song and dance repertoire from a range of traditions, including but by no means limited to Irish, Scandinavian, Breton, Cornish or Old-time. Participants will require some existing ability on their own instrument (acoustic only), and a willingness to dance. Sessions are based on traditional aural teaching methods, so a willingness to learn and play by ear is also necessary. We encourage musicians passing through the area to attend the sessions, and welcome new participants joining the group at any stage of the term. Sessions are open to all ages, though under 16’s must be accompanied by a participating, responsible adult. For more information see www.facebook.com/TunelinkSW or email tunelinksouthwest@gmail.com.

Session News
Lympstone (nr. Exmouth): The Saddlers Arms, Exmouth Rd. EX8 5LS (Pub: 01395 265369; Olly: 07741409265, ollydavey1950@gmail.com )
Fourth Wednesday of every month, 8.30pm.  Lympstone Folk, Roots & Acoustic.  “All acts welcome.  A good sized car park and it’s right on the No 57 bus route.” This session is alive and well, following a recent RIP notice which may have cause confusion and referred only to the open mic, which happened on a Thursday.

PS - Only 16 tickets remain for Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham at Harberton on Saturday 23 March 2019!

All information is given in good faith but no responsibility can be accepted for its accuracy. Do check with the organiser before setting out on a long journey. A listing here does not guarantee that tickets are still available.
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6/9/18

This full circular is available as a PDF download from http://www.harbertonfolk.co.uk/ecircs/hfolk180906.pdf.

Harberton Folk Circular - Thursday 6 September 2018

Part One below - A full listing for the coming month
Part Two - Other stuff
Part Three - A few other advance notices
The full open-ended southern Devon Folk Diary listings appear as always on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk.

***** Part One *****

***** Part Two - Other stuff *****

Folk on the Moor Club guest dates - at the Westward Inn, Lee Mill, Ivybridge PL21 9EE (map) - Full details etc. www.moorfolk.co.uk.
Sunday 23 September 2018 - Colum Sands
Sunday 7 October
2018 - Kevin Dempsey
Sunday 21 October
2018 - Brian Willoughby & Kathryn Craig
Sunday 4 November
2018 - Stephen Fearing
Sunday 18 November
2018 - Jody Kruscal
Sunday 2 December
2018 - Jigantics
Sunday 16 December
2018 - Johnny Coppin

Calstock - Diary dates for Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX (map) - Full details etc. www.calstockarts.org.
Friday 5 October 2018 - Kris Drever and Boo Hewerdine
Saturday 13 October 2018 - Gallery Bar Special: Snob Hill
Saturday 3 November 2018 - Phillip Henry
Friday 7 December 2018 - O’Hooley & Tidow

Session News
Acoustic Warehouse - Ten Tors Inn, Kingsteignton
, Newton Abbot TQ12 3NP- Every Monday 7.15pm to 10.15pm. £2 entrance including raffle, raising money for Rowcroft Hospice. Featured artist events: 24 September - Rick Lawes; 8 October - Chris & Paul Woodhouse (Folk Inspired); 22 October - Rebecca Hoskins (from Nashville).

***** Part Three - A few other advance notices *****

Wednesday 7 November 2018 - Fisherman’s Friends - Exeter Phoenix
Saturday 10 November 2018 - Martyn Joseph - America Hall, De La Rue Way, Pinhoe, Exeter
Sunday 11 November 2018 - Show of Hands - Theatre Royal, Plymouth
Wednesday 14 November 2018 - Afro Celt Sound System - Princess Theatre, Torquay
Saturday 1 December 2018 - Belshazzar's Feast: Two Wise Men Tour (Paul Sartin & Paul Hutchinson) -
Harberton Parish Hall, nr Totnes
Thursday 6 December 2018 - St Agnes Fountain - Hannahs at Seale Hayne, Howton Lane, Newton Abbot
6-8 December 2018 - Show of Hands - Exmouth Pavilion, The Esplanade, Exmouth
Saturday 8 December 2018 - The Dylan Project - Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth
Saturday 23 March 2019 - Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham -
Harberton Parish Hall, nr Totnes
160 of the 190 tickets sold already for Aly & Phil

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29/8/18

Harberton Folk Circular - Wednesday 29 August 2018

I mistakenly thought that retirement would give me more time to do things like updating www.harbertonfolk.co.uk and getting these circulars out, but it hasn't quite worked out like that - not yet anyway. And after the quiet summer period, there's now a mass of new information available.
Incidentally, 153 of 190 tickets now sold for Aly Bain  & Phil Cunningham in Harberton on 23/3/19/ Don't miss out.

Part One below - A full listing for the coming 5 weeks or so
Part Two - Other stuff
Part Three - Session news
The full open-ended southern Devon Folk Diary listings appear as always on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk (although I am having problems uploading all the latest updates included below to the website at the moment).

This full circular will hopefully also be available soon as a PDF download from www.harbertonfolk.co.uk/ecircs/hfolk180829.pdf.

***** Part One *****

***** Part Two - Other stuff *****

Mad Dog Mcrea Dates - they invariably sell out, so book early!
Saturday 6 October 2018 9pm - - Pigs Nose Inn Hall, East Prawle, Kingsbridge TQ7 2BY (map) www.pigsnoseinn.co.uk
Saturday 15 December 2018 8pm - - The Rum Store, Carnglaze Caverns, St Neot, Liskeard (map) www.carnglaze.com
Wednesday 19 December 2018 8pm - - The Watermark, Erme Court, Leonards Road, Ivybridge PL21 0SZ (map) www.ivybridgewatermark.co.uk
Thursday 20 December 2018 8pm - - Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LZ www.beehivehoniton.co.uk
Sunday 23 December 2018 7.30pm - - Tavistock Wharf (map) www.tavistockwharf.com

Totnes - Diary dates for The Barrel House - Full details etc. www.barrelhousetotnes.co.uk.
Friday 19 October 2018 - 3 Daft Monkeys
Sunday 21 October 2018 7.30pm - Martin Carthy
Friday 23 November 2018 8pm - Sheelanagig
Saturday 8 December 2018 8pm - Martin Harley

Bovey Tracey - Diary dates for South Devon Music concerts Full details see www.southdevonmusic.co.uk.
Saturday 17 November 2018 8pm - Kitty Macfarlane
Saturday 1 December 2018 8pm - Sarah McQuaid
Saturday 2 February 2019 8pm - Bob Cheevers
Saturday 16 February 2019 8pm - Claude Bourbon
Thursday 14 March 2019 8pm - Nick Harper

***** Part Three - Session News *****

1) Church House Inn, Churchstow, sessions run by John Connor start again on Thursday 6 September at 8pm, and thereafter on the first Thursday of each month until June 2019.
2) Dartington , Acoustic Folk Nights at Meadowbrook Community Centre, Shinners Bridge. All musicians welcome, all styles; Songs; Tunes; start 8.30pm; Fridays: Sep 14th; Oct 12th; Nov 9th; Dec 7th. Facebook: meadowbrook dartington community centre.
[Following gleaned verbatim from Tony Watts' Acoustic Calendar email updates - sign up at www.sanchobramble.weebly.com]
RIP
3) Folly Gate (nr. Okehampton) The Crossways Inn EX20 3AH (Pub: 01837 52088; Dave: 07792 259338, http://www.drjams.co.uk/ )
Third Monday of the month, 9pm. Open mic / jam. “Sorry to say that the Crossways jam is no more. Unfortunately we struggled to get the locals out to support it but thank you to everyone who came and performed and I wish the Crossways all the best for the future.” Dave
4) Lympstone (nr. Exmouth): The Saddlers Arms, Exmouth Rd. EX8 5LS (01395 265369; Ashley: 07799722607, bbmmusic@btinternet.com) Second Thursday of every month, 8.30pm. Open mic. Discontinued.

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14/8/18

Harberton Folk Circular - Tuesday 14 August 2018

Part Two - A few other advance notices
Part Three - Harberton concerts update: Belshazzar's Feast 1/12/18; Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham 23/3/19
The full open-ended southern Devon Folk Diary listings appear as always on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk.
This full circular is now also available as a PDF download from www.harbertonfolk.co.uk/ecircs/hfolk180814.pdf.

***** Part One *****

***** Part Two - A few other advance notices *****

Wednesday 7 November 2018 - Fisherman’s Friends - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Bound together by lifelong friendship and shared experience for more than 25 years the Fisherman’s Friends have met on the Platt (harbour) in their native Port Isaac to raise money for charity, singing the traditional songs of the sea handed down to them by their forefathers. Box Office 01392 667080. Full details www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/category/music.

Saturday 10 November 2018 8pm - Martyn Joseph - America Hall, De La Rue Way, Pinhoe, Exeter EX4 8PX (map)
Martyn Joseph is as performer like no other, a jaw dropping guitar player who has developed a unique percussive style, teamed up with a powerful show stopping voice, and has been called “The Welsh Springsteen”, but there are also shades of John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews there may be – but he stands in his own right, built on a reputation for giving what thousands have described as the best live music experience of their lives. Martyn’s music and social commentary manage to empower and speak for many. His songs are pictures, and stories, and feelings all put to music and delivered by a master craftsman. www.martynjoseph.net. Tickets £17+. Full details www.wegottickets.com/event/443338. www.twiggsgigs.wordpress.com.

Sunday 11 November 2018 7.30pm - Show of Hands - Theatre Royal, Plymouth
It’s been quite a 12 months for Show of Hands, featuring an extraordinary reaction to their haunting cathedral tour ‘Sanctuary’, sell-out shows at eminent venues like Shakespeare’s Globe and the Cutty Sark - and Harberton's St Andrew's Church! -  solo tours, duo tours and Steve’s writing for the upcoming studio album. Miranda and husband Dan are embarking on their own adventure with their first baby due in November, and so Cormac Byrne (legendary percussionist of Seth Lakeman Band fame) steps into the breach with his spectacular talents to complete the Show of Hands autumn trio. Together, Steve and Phil will deliver the festival favourites that fans know and love, with Cormac adding a new twist. They’ll also showcase the results of Steve’s recent songwriting. www.showofhands.co.uk. www.theatreroyal.com/whats-on/2018/show-of-hands.

Wednesday 14 November 2018 - Afro Celt Sound System - Princess Theatre, Torquay
Formed by Grammy-nominated musician and record producer Simon Emmerson, Afro Celt Sound System are a European and African based collective who’ve been a ground-breaking force in music ever since they started. Their acclaimed live performances are energetic and captivating and innovatively combine folk traditions of different cultures to breath-taking effect. They won Best Group in the 2017 Songlines Music Awards. Simon Emmerson is joined by long-term members’ vocalist, kora and balafon player N’Faly Kouyaté and Dhol drummer Johnny Kalsi. Their live show features contributions from a host of other outstanding musicians including Armagh-born vocalist and flautist Rioghnach Connolly and bodhrán player and percussionist Robbie Harris. They will also be joined by special guests Peter Tickell on fiddle, Ged Lynch on drums, Simon Richmond on keyboards and Lottie Cullen on pipes and whistle. https://www.atgtickets.com/shows/an-evening-with-afro-celt-sound-system/princess-theatre-torquay.

Thursday 6 December 2018 - St Agnes Fountain - Hannahs at Seale Hayne, Howton Lane, Newton Abbot TQ12 6NQ
details tba. www.discoverhannahs.org. Tel. 01626 325800.

6-8 December 2018 7.30pm - Show of Hands - Exmouth Pavilion, The Esplanade, Exmouth EX8 2AZ (map)
It’s been quite a 12 months for Show of Hands, featuring an extraordinary reaction to their haunting cathedral tour ‘Sanctuary’, sell-out shows at eminent venues like Shakespeare’s Globe and the Cutty Sark - and Harberton's St Andrew's Church! -  solo tours, duo tours and Steve’s writing for the upcoming studio album. Miranda and husband Dan are embarking on their own adventure with their first baby due in November, and so Cormac Byrne (legendary percussionist of Seth Lakeman Band fame) steps into the breach with his spectacular talents to complete the Show of Hands autumn trio. Together, Steve and Phil will deliver the festival favourites that fans know and love, with Cormac adding a new twist. They’ll also showcase the results of Steve’s recent songwriting. www.showofhands.co.uk.

Saturday 8 December 2018 8pm - The Dylan Project - Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ (map)
Take four of Britain's most talented folk-rock musicians and a unique singer, add the repertoire of a genius, and you've got the recipe for a dream band. The musicians in question are PJ Wright (slide and electric guitars, pedal steel) Gerry Conway (drums and percussion) Phil Bond (keys) Dave Pegg (bass) and the singer is Steve Gibbons. As The Dylan Project, they present an exhilarating tribute to the work of arguably the greatest postwar songwriter in the English language. The Dylan Project's repertoire spans the whole of Dylan's oeuvre – everything from Highway 61 to Mississippi – and new material is frequently brought into the setlist. Whether you are a diehard Dylan fan or just enjoy great songs performed with flair and brio, The Dylan Project will take your breath away. Go and see them or buy one of the albums – you won't be disappointed. £20. www.b-bar.co.uk. Tel. 01752 242021.

***** Part Three - Other stuff *****

Harberton Concerts Update - both concerts at Harberton Parish Hall nr Totnes
Saturday 1 December 2018 8pm - Belshazzar's Feast: Two Wise Men Tour

On tour with their celebrated Christmas show that mixes traditional folk music, seasonal material, stirring in classical, pop and music hall, all topped off with audience participation and lashings of wry humour, Paul Sartin (Bellowhead / Faustus) and Paul Hutchinson (Hoover The Dog) together wow audiences across the UK, USA and Australia with their eclectic and eccentric mix of tunes and between songs chat, always sending audiences home with smiles on their faces. ‘Their music is breathtaking and wickedly inventive and the between-tunes interchange as intelligent and hilarious as the music.’ Mike Harding, previously of BBC Radio 2 Folk Show. www.belshazzarsfeast.com. Plenty of tickets available
Saturday 23 March 2019 8pm - Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham -
Harberton Parish Hall, nr Totnes
A rare opportunity in the South-West to catch two of the best traditional musicians you are ever likely to hear. Aly & Phil performed 5 stunning sell-out concerts for Harberton Folk at the 320-seat Ariel Centre theatre in Totnes between 2006 and 2012.
136 of the 190 available tickets for Harberton have now been sold/reserved
See www.harbertonfolk.co.uk/tickets.htm.

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General items retained from previous circulars

Folk news slightly further afield:
North Devon/West Somerset music listings
Website listings of regular and special music events for the next couple of months for this area can be found at www.shammickacoustic.org.uk (then click on 'Local Events').
Somerset & Dorset (SADFOLK) folk events - Regular email updates
A regular and comprehensive emailed listing is available through www.sadfolk.co.uk (Somerset and Dorset folk, Steve Cunio) for folk events in venues large and small in those two counties, some of which are not too far away from the Harberton Folk area.
Folk in Cornwall
What it says on the tin - www.folkincornwall.co.uk - clubs, sessions, events...
Acoustic Calendar - Sign up for email updates at www.sanchobramble.weebly.com
Tony Watts' monthly calendar of folk clubs, singarounds, acoustic sessions & open mics in the South West. "The Acoustic Calendar is all about DIY music (NOT concerts, gigs, ceilidhs etc). The purpose of the Calendar is to keep you informed of all the places where you can take your voice and/or instrument and join in or do your own thing."
...and not forgetting www.flaxey-green.co.uk (and www.devonfolk.co.uk) for further detailed Devon listings, including many regular pub sessions,  folk dance clubs and much more.

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Rachel's East Devon Gig Guide for July
is available to view and as a PDF download at www.harbertonfolk.co.uk/eastdevon.htm.
(Unfortunately this is the last monthly East Devon Gig Guide from Rachel, who says:)
"This is just to let you know that I will not be compiling and sending out any more gig guides for Exmouth. It has become increasingly difficult to get information directly from both the venues and the artists. I have really enjoyed putting it together and would like to say a special thank you to Ted (always first to reply to my email!), Martin, Alison, Geoff and others who have supported the effort and to the many music loving subscribers to the gig guide. We are very lucky to live in a place with so much wonderful live music. Long may it continue. Rachel"

Exeter Ceilidhs - Advance notice of a new ceilidh series starting in December 2018
Exeter Ceilidhs is a season of ceilidhs / barn dances featuring local bands and callers. They are on Saturdays between 8-11pm. See www.exeterceilidhs.net for full details. The ceilidhs will be held at the Kenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7UE.
Teas, coffees & biscuits provided (small donation requested), but no bar. BYO alcohol if you wish. Contact: Jeremy on 07969 297633, email contact@exeterceilidhs.net. Entry £8, (U16 £4, U10 free).
2018/2019 line-up: Dec 1 2018 :Spinach For Norman; Jan 26 2019 :Pigs Might Fly; March 2 :Bloatertown; March 23 :Dartmoor Pixie Band; April 27 :Dumbo's Feather; May 25 :Phoenix

Session news
Okehampton: Okey Folky, The Plume of Feathers, 8 Fore St. EX20 1HB (01837 52815, www.facebook.com/Okey-Folky-2052675631681435)
Last Sunday of the month, 8pm. Open folk session/club. “Everyone is welcome, singers, dancers, musicians.”

Coming up at Exeter Phoenix (from August onwards), Gandy Street EX4 3LS (map)
Exeter Phoenix arts centre stages an enormous range of musical events. See www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/category/music for full details. The current programme includes:
Monday 3 September 2018 -
Bridget St John
Sunday 30 September 2018 - Luca Stricagnoli
Thursday 11 October 2018 - Noble Jacks
Sunday 21 October 2018 - Karine Polwart
Thursday 25 October 2018 - Phillip Henry (workshop & concert)

Wednesday 7 November 2018 - Fisherman’s Friends
Tuesday 4 December 2018 - Thea Gilmore

Friday/Saturday 7/8 March 2019 - Mad Dog McRea

Session News
This is always a good opportunity to mention that an ideal source of information about sessions across southern Devon and further afield in the county is www.flaxey-green.co.uk (which also contains a wealth of other folk information).
Churchstow - John Connor tells us that the next 'first Thursday' monthly session at the Church House Inn Churchstow will be on September 6, as they are taking a break in July and August.

Jurassic Folk, Seaton - A reminder that Jurassic Folk now only meet on the 3rd Wednesday of every month, (including August). There are still folk arriving on the 1st Wednesday, only to be disappointed. For any other information, call Adrian and Gerry on 01404 549903.

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[version sent on 8/6/18 to remainder of 270 contacts 'cleaned' by MailChimp, inviting re-subscription]
Once again this copy of yesterday's Harberton Folk email circular is being sent directly from my laptop (not via MailChimp, nor in MailChimp format this time) to those mostly btinternet / btopenworld / yahoo / aol / sky email addresses who were removed a while back from Harberton Folk's MailChimp database due to unknown circumstances and have not yet re-subscribed.
If you wish to continue receiving the regular circulars, please re-subscribe by going to www.harbertonfolk.co.uk where you’ll find a link to a short form to complete – and you’ll be back on the list.
Or simply reply to this email and ask me to re-subscribe you.
You can view Harberton Folk's GDPR-compliant Privacy Policy on the website.
Note that the e-circulars are now being sent from hfolk@johnculf.co.uk.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
At some point in the not too distant future I will no longer be able to continue sending these separate copies to you.
Best wishes
John Culf

[version sent to NON-GDPR segment on 8/6/18]
GDPR - Still time to update your preferences to continue receiving Harberton Folk Circulars - Please act now
The new GDPR data protection law came into force on May 25th.
I'm still hoping some more of the people who have not yet UPDATED THEIR PREFERENCES appropriately (see the link at the very foot of this circular) will do so to enable me to continue sending them the circulars. You will also find an 'unsubscribe' link there, should you need it.
The full list of 1350+ contacts is now effectively split into two parts, one containing the 955 contacts who have already updated, the other (to which this customised version of yesterday's circular is being sent) containing the remainder.
Alternatively, you can simply reply to this email and I can do the updates for you, if you tell me that is your wish.
New contacts can subscribe to the circulation at any time via a link provided on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk.
Many thanks for your understanding and cooperation. John Culf

[version sent to GDPR CONSENT segment on 7/6/18]
Firstly, my thanks to the 955 contacts who have (thus far) confirmed their consent to continue receiving Harberton Folk emails. My list is now effectively divided into two parts, i.e. those who have, and those who have not (yet), re-confirmed. I'm now able to send separately to the two groups and will be sending further GDPR reminders (with the circular) to the latter group, and can assure everyone receiving this version of today's that this is the last time I will mention GDPR! Many thanks for your understanding and cooperation. John Culf

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Harberton Folk Circular - Friday 25 May 2018
If you would like to continue receiving Harberton Folk email circulars...
...you must confirm your consent to do so - or your contact details will soon be removed from the circulation
!
I know many of you will be fed up of receiving emails about
GDPR - but today May 25th is the day the new law comes into force.
To date, barely half of my 1300+ contacts have signed up for continued circulars and I am sure there are many more who wish to remain on the list but just haven't got round to taking the appropriate action yet.
Even if you don't read any more of this circular, jump to the "Update subscription preferences" link at the very foot of this email which will offer you a very short simple form to complete - your existing details will already be there (with asterisks blanking most of your email address for security) - just tick both the vacant boxes and click 'Update Profile'. You can enter a completely different email address if you wish. (You could even 'Unsubscribe'!)
I intend to send several further reminders about this in the coming days because I really want to lose as few contacts as possible from the list.

Harberton Folk Circular - Tuesday 15 May 2018
Sorry it's been so long since the last circular. GDPR stuff has been taking up a lot of my spare time, but I think I'm almost there now.
GDPR Update - My Next Email will Require Action on Your Part
My next email (hopefully tomorrow) will be particularly important as it will hopefully ensure that the Harberton Folk email circulation is operating in compliance with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force with effect from 25 May 2018.
You must take action as indicated in that next email (or any subsequent reminders) if you wish to continue receiving the e-circulars, i.e. re-confirm your consent to receive Harberton Folk e-circulars.
If you do not, we will unfortunately be obliged to remove your name and email address from the circulation.
Sorry to sound rather 'technical' or officious, but this IS REALLY IMPORTANT and we don't want to lose you!
Please also note that a few changes are also being made at the same time in the hope of reducing the likelihood of these circulars being regarded as spam/junk by some email systems/providers. For example, the sending address will in future appear as hfolk@johnculf.co.uk (in case you need to 'whitelist' this address or otherwise approve it for receiving Harberton Folk e-circulars.
John

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Update on the New Data Protection Law (GDPR)
My thanks to the significant number of people who have sent comments and offered advice on this subject, following my piece last week. I'm beginning to get a good idea of what I need to do to keep the Harberton Folk email circulation 'legal' and will share this with you soon. It will require simple action on your part to enable you to continue receiving the e-circulars.

New Data Protection Law
Some of you may have heard recent mention of a new (EU) data protection law coming into effect on May 25th; some may have even heard its name: General Data Protection Regulation 'GDPR'. I am still struggling to understand the possible  implications of this for my Harberton Folk email circulars and the MailChimp data base containing your details which underpins the circulars, and what I may have to do - and ask you to do - to ensure compliance with the new law and thereby allow you to continue receiving these circulars. Watch this space! JC

Session News
[Following gleaned verbatim from Tony Watts' Acoustic Calendar email updates - sign up at www.sanchobramble.weebly.com]
RIP
Ermington (nr. Ivybridge): Crooked Spire Inn, The Square PL21 9LP (Pub: 01548 831288). Second Friday of the month, 8.30pm. Open mic. Music and song. No more.

Session News
[Following gleaned verbatim from Tony Watts' Acoustic Calendar email updates - sign up at www.sanchobramble.weebly.com]
CHANGE OF DAY
Exeter: The Oddfellows, 60 New North Rd. EX4 4EP (01392 209050). Every Thursday, 9pm. Open mic. Used to be on Mondays.

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Featured venue: Brook Inn,  33 Longbrook Street, Plympton St Maurice, Plymouth PL7 1NJ
A wide variety of music - see www.facebook.com/pg/BrookInnPlympton/events (www.brookinnplympton.co.uk)
Tel. 01752 297604 - including.
NEW Monday 23 April 2018 - An Evening with Jim Causley
What better way to mark St George's Day than an evening of traditional folk tales and music from one of Devon's best loved and respected figures of today’s contemporary roots and folk scene; Jim Causley. During the past decade Jim has been nominated no less than six times for a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award and in 2017 he was nominated as “Singer of the Year” at the awards. We are delighted to offer an evening with Jim on St George's Day. Tickets £25 per person and include a two course meal. www.facebook.com/events/517564475294414.
NEW Friday 4 May 2018 - Peter Donegan - Brook Inn,  33 Longbrook Street, Plympton St Maurice, Plymouth PL7 1NJ
The son of skiffle legend, Lonnie Donegan, now performing his father's songs and keeping alive the memory of one of the first stars of the hit parade. Tickets £3, available adv at the bar (free to restaurant diners that evening). www.facebook.com/events/1926312494365575. Any money raised from ticket sales will go towards Peter's fundraising campaign to help fund treatment for his three year old "Little Man", Eric, who has just been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. www.gofundme.com/littlemanfund.
NEW Monday 23 July 2018 - Julie Felix
Julie's back for her fourth performance at The Brook Inn. This folk legend of the 60s and 70s will be entertaining a small, select audience and the evening includes a three course meal. The cost is just £35 per person and numbers are limited so that everyone can enjoy a very special evening in the company of Julie Felix. www.facebook.com/events/1998278277124715.

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Flaxey Green Website - www.flaxey-green.co.uk
This excellent Devon website contains a wealth of folk-related information in addition to an events diary, such as comprehensive listings for folk dance clubs, pub sessions, bands, solo artists, callers, musicians wanted/available, morris sides, a For Sale section (currently including a couple of melodeons, a Peavey KB3 amplifier and other sound equipment.

Tunelink - Evening Workshops in Traditional Music and Dance
Wednesdays 7.00-8.30pm at The Mansion, Totnes TQ9 5RP

UPDATED continuing through spring and into summer:
April 18/25, May 2/9/16/23, June 6/13/20/27, July 4/11
Tunelink is a community project that provides opportunities for engagement with traditional music and dance in the South Hams. It is designed to build connections between local players, dancers and venues through increased involvement in social music-making amongst people of all generations. A series of regular workshop-style sessions led by project founders Griselda Sanderson and Louis Bingham will focus on traditional music and dance, practical learning through playing and participation. We have a commitment to providing quality musical experience, and believe that communities and individuals will benefit from greater artistic expression and activity. For more information see www.facebook.com/TunelinkSW or email tunelinksouthwest@gmail.com.

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Reminder for Gmail users:
As well as probably putting these circulars in the Promotions inbox folder (rather than the Primary folder), Gmail also 'clips' long emails, such as these circulars, and you need to select the 'View entire message' option to do just that.

Rachel's East Devon Gig Guide for December
is available to view and as a PDF download at www.harbertonfolk.co.uk/eastdevon.htm.
That page also includes a monthly summary of music (also various genres) happening at the Bicton Inn in Exmouth, and of course a link to that pub's website for full details.

Pig's Nose Music
I've only just become aware that music of various genres has been taking place again in East Prawle, the interesting venue being the hall attached to the pub. Sorry I missed reporting The Wurzels there last Saturday, but there are still tickets available for:
NEW Saturday 10 February 2018 9pm - Mad Dog Mcrea - Pigs Nose Inn Hall, East Prawle, Kingsbridge TQ7 2BY (map)
Mad Dog blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music. From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies – Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience with their infectious songs. Early bookers can also book return shuttle bus from Kingsbridge via East/West Charleton or Frogmore. Full details www.pigsnoseinn.co.uk.

Spring at Exeter Corn Exchange, George St, Exeter EX1 1BU (map)
Exeter Corn Exchange puts on a wide range of top-class events including comedy, various music genres, top tribute bands, dance, and much more. See www.exetercornexchange.co.uk for full details. Current Spring 2018 programme includes:
Wednesday 21 February 2018 7.30pm - Fairport Convention
Wednesday 11 April 2018 7.30pm - Feast of Fiddles 25th Annual Tour
Friday 13 April 2018 8pm - The Fureys 40th Anniverary Tour

11-13 May 2018 - Dart Music Festival - Dartmouth
Latest (23/11) line-up announcements for folk and country acts: www.dartmusicfestival.co.uk/news/latest-line-up-announcements-for-folk-and-country-acts.

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Folk music & song on Sunday evenings at Topsham Folk Club
www.topshamfolkclub.org / www.facebook.com/topshamfolkclub
2018 spring concerts at Matthews Hall:
25 February Martin Carthy & Eliza Carthy; 25 March Peter Knight & John Spiers; 29 April Jez Lowe & Steve Tilston; 3 June Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage.
Singers nights at The Globe Hotel Malthouse Sundays from 8pm.
Concert tickets can be bought online at www.topshamfolkclub.org, also on singers’ nights or at concerts. All enquiries 01392 875332.
Sunday 21 January 2018 8pm - Topsham Folk Club Annual Charity Night - Globe Hotel Malthouse.
Topsham Folk Club 40th Anniversary - Come and help us celebrate on the weekend 5/6 May 2018. Details tba.

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'Roots and Shoots' on Exeter's community radio station Phonic FM www.phonic.fm
Listen on 106.8 FM and online on 1st, 3rd, 4th (and 5th) Mondays of the month 6.00pm to 8.00pm. Featuring the best in folk/roots music with a strong emphasis on local music - both live in the studio and recorded. News too of folk/roots events in Exeter and south and east Devon. We welcome contributions from musicians, singers and anyone involved with folk/roots/world music in and around Exeter. Most importantly, listen in, then get in touch to tell us your reactions and suggestions. Contact Roots and Shoots: Telephone 01837 871498 (Martin Henning), email m.henning@hotmail.co.uk.
A message from Adrian Bull
"I co-host the 'Roots and Shoots' radio show. I specialise in playing all things folk(ish) and am particularly keen to promote local artists and events/clubs. If you are a musician and would like me to play some of your music on the show, or even come on as a guest, then I would love to hear from you. I am also keen to have promoters, folk club organisers on the programme."

'Technical' Notes
1) I send copies of my circulars to several different email addresses of my own (Plusnet, Hotmail, Gmail) to help check that as many as possible are reaching their intended recipients. Last week the copy to my Plusnet address unusually finished up in my spam folder. Very occasionally a copy may disappear without trace. I have no idea why - the joys of email! Anyway, if you think you may be missing a copy at any time, you can always find the full open-ended southern Devon Folk Diary listings on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk, along with the most recent circular(s).
2) A chance communication with a recipient of these circulars has revealed that Gmail, as well as probably putting the circulars in the Promotions inbox folder (rather than the Primary folder), also 'clips' long emails, such as these circulars, and you need to select the 'View entire message' option to do just that.
The person in question had failed to see the 'Christmas events' section in Part because of the above clipping.

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The following interesting item appeared in Steve Cunio's Somerset & Dorset Folk Events Diary email today - Have any Harberton Folk recipients experienced this issue yet?
"Do you use Gmail?
I've had a couple of emails from people asking why SaDFolk had started to send them Google Calendar invitations to events they had no interest in. I haven't changed anything here, but following a bit of searching round the Net, I found that Google had made this 'improvement' to their service.
If you have a Gmail account and a Google Calendar account and any email you receive contains something which Google interprets as an event you might want to go to, it automatically adds the invitation to your calendar and sends you an email about it.
To turn this off, you need log into your Google Calendar then click on the gear wheel icon in the top right, select ‘settings’ then look for ‘Events in Gmail’. Under that there should be a ‘Add automatically’ setting. Deselect that and the problem should go away."
Please let me know (by reply to this email) if you as a Harberton Folk recipient have experienced this issue. Thanks. JC

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Does your morris side need any new sticks?
Right, you've done May Day and the season's started, but you forgot how bad some of the sticks in the bag were. I have some well-seasoned, stripped hazel morris sticks available now, coppiced from our own small wood at Harberton over 12 months ago. First come first served. For collection from Harberton, near Totnes. Reply to this email for further information, price etc.

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Folk Music Maps - for Devon and Beyond
Do you want a quick visual guide to folk song and dance clubs elsewhere in Devon? Try the map on www.flaxey-green.co.uk/Pages/Folk_song_and_dance_clubs_map.html. Or further afield? Another (global) folk music map is available at www.folkmusicmap.wordpress.com (could do with a little udpating in places).

Folklore & Mythology Resource Guide
I've added the following link www.supersummary.com/folklore-mythology-guide (Folklore and Mythology Resource Guide) to the Links page page on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk.

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Featured pub venue: Bay Horse Inn, 8 Cistern Street, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5SP (map)
Plenty of folk music happens at the Bay Horse:
2nd & 4th Wednesday – Unaccompanied folk singing, preferably not from paper. www.facebook.com/groups/177074592312716; 1st & 3rd Monday - Sessions for musicians and singers; 4th Monday - Irish Session.
Also jazz, open mic, quizzes, and excellent beer etc. Tel. 01803 862088, www.bayhorsetotnes.com, www.facebook.com/groups/23742476306.

Folk in the South Hams
Free concerts take place regularly (2nd Thursday) during the winter at the Crabshell Inn in Kingsbridge.
Various regular folk sessions of different types (general, tunes/songs, mainly trad tunes) take place in Churchstow, Frogmore and Kingsbridge).
After a change of management at the Church House Inn Churchstow, the regular 1st Thursday session there (run by John Connor) resumes on 2 February (from 8pm).
A full diary listing all the above occurrences can be found at www.shamstrad.co.uk.

Also in Topsham, but not the Folk Club
Regular instrumental session (mainly English) at The Bridge Inn, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0QQ (map) on the first Tuesday every month (not August) 8pm- 10.30pm.

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Harberton Folk Circular - Wednesday 8 June 2016

This is an important 'Admin' message - Please read
concerning
Possibly Missing Circulars
(The usual event-full circular will follow in a few days, but new details of a Seth Lakeman gig in Exeter Cathedral on 17 December, already selling very strongly, follow below.)

I've spotted an issue which means some people may not have received the normal circular I sent on Monday this week.

For 2½ years I've been using the commercial email marketing tool MailChimp to send my circulars. For my total number of contacts and total monthly usage, this is free to use. But it does mean that some email systems might regard the Harberton Folk circulars as commercial promotional material. Gmail for example may put them under the 'Promotions' Inbox tab rather than the 'Primary' tab.

To help me keep a check on what is happening I send a copy of each circular to a 'normal' email address of mine (handled by my ISP, Plusnet [ISP = internet service provider]) and I send further copies to a Gmail address and a Hotmail address. Occasionally the copy to my ISP-based email address doesn't arrive. I have no idea why? Perhaps for some unknown reason it is categorized as spam and deleted (without trace). But I also send a copy to my wife's Plusnet-based email address - and that usually gets through when mine doesn't.

Last Monday's circular was different. For the first time in the case of non-delivery to our normal Inboxes, it finished up in both my and my wife's respective Spam folders on Plusnet's server.
Again, I have no idea what element of the circular's content might have caused it to be specifically categorized as spam (it may possibly have something to do with the number and type of links I include, but that is a pure guess), and I fear the same may have happened in the case of other ISPs. I can do nothing about this. I just hope it doesn't happen again.

But if you suspect you may be missing a circular, please always check the website www.harbertonfolk.co.uk where a copy of the most recent circulars can be found, now with a prominent link on the home page.

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Devon Sessions Map on Flaxey Green
A useful map showing many of the regular pub sessions happening in Devon can be found at www.flaxey-green.co.uk/Pages/Sessions_map.html. This is not necessarily exhaustive and, as I know from my own earlier experience, notoriously difficult to keep up to date so do please take a look and let FG's Trevor know of any changes, additions etc.

Folk Club Map
"This could be a really useful resource but it will rely on a community effort to keep it up to date. Have a look at: www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=zV_JF5o4YYCs.k5CBvD6DMEsI and, if your club or session isn't there, why not add it?"
[An interesting item gleaned from Steve Cunio's latest 'Sadfolk' (Somerset & Dorset Folk) email circular - see www.sadfolk.co.uk to sign up. I'll be adding the Folk Club Map link to the Links page on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk.]

Interesting history of folk sessions in Totnes (from the 1980s to date)
I'm not sure how long it's been there - I've only just happened on it - but a history of folk sessions in various Totnes pubs, compiled by Mick Bramich (with input from others), can be found at www.flaxey-green.co.uk/Pages/Session_History.html.

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A few notes about these listings - what gets listed, what doesn't... etc.
The listings primarily include 'folk' events, mostly of a concert nature, also folk club guest nights, folk workshops, ceilidhs / barn dances etc.
'Folk' of course means many things to many people so that's partly why I also include limited coverage of some Americana, blues and other acoustic music events, but also partly because there are dedicated people/venues in the area putting on top-class performers in these fields - and they take the trouble to send me information. (The 'other musics' will generally have shorter entries and fewer repeats.)
My preferred length for entries is 50-75 words, 100 words max. This length restriction, combined with a 'selection of events only', means that the overall length of each e-circular does not become excessive (and unduly sleep-inducing!). The full open-ended Diary is always available on www.harbertonfolk.co.uk.
If you're submitting stuff to me for inclusion, why not give a web link to online music samples? Most performers have them these days. And there's then a chance the reader will take a listen, perhaps like what they hear, and maybe even come to a gig they wouldn't have otherwise considered!
I don't include information about regular informal pub folk sessions or folk (social) dance club material - these areas are well covered by www.flaxey-green.co.uk and www.devonfolk.co.uk. - but I will list details of new sessions, for example.
The general distance qualifier has always been 'within 30 miles as the crow flies from Totnes' (covers a surprisingly wide range), although this does get stretched a little sometimes for items of potential wider South-West interest.
The e-circulars are sent to approx. 1400 folk-specific contacts (no telling of course how many fail to arrive for whatever reason, although I do my best to maintain the email list - several repeated rejections from the same address will result in that address being deleted)  The great majority of those contacts are within the above coverage area.
And please don't be offended if I occasionally forget - or even refuse - to include an item.
Keep enjoying the live music! - John Culf

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An 'interesting' email problem
Those of you who read my recent notes about the various problems I experience when sending these e-circulars may be interested/amused to see a (new) rejection message received from a recipient at a local educational establishment. I have highlighted the offending word in bold/red and added spaces so it's not rejected again. This word appeared in the item about Hayseed Dixie:
Microsoft Antigen for Exchange found a message matching a filter. The message is currently Identified.
Message: "hf21_30 080226"
Filter name: "KEYWORD= racial discrimination: h i l l b i l l y"
Sent from: "John Culf"

A Virus Warning - but please do read this, unlike the usual hoaxes that circulate which are simply designed to clog up the email airwaves:
"There is a dangerous virus being passed around electronically, orally, and by hand. This virus is called Weary-Overload-Recreational-Killer (WORK). If you receive WORK from any of your colleagues, your boss, or anyone else via any means DO NOT TOUCH IT. This virus will wipe out your private life completely. If you should come into contact with WORK, put your jacket on and take two good friends to the nearest grocery store. Purchase the antidote known as Work-Isolating-Neutralizer-Extract (WINE) or Bothersome-Employer-Elimination-Rebooter (BEER). Take the antidote repeatedly until WORK has been completely eliminated from your system. You should forward this warning to 5 friends. If you do not have 5 friends, you have already been infected."

'Virus' warnings - Chain emails (e.g. petrol prices) - Please avoid them
With 1400+ email contacts, if there's junk going around I usually see quite a few examples of it. If you receive a chain email, such as those that warn of a terrible virus circulating which will destroy your hard disk, do please take a moment to check before forwarding it to your entire address book. Pick out a couple of salient words and put them into Google, e.g. "olympic torch email", and you'll soon see that they are invariably hoaxes, simply designed to further clog up email servers across the globe. And whilst possibly originally well intentioned, the petrol price emails doing the rounds have essentially been around since 1999 - see http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_gas_boycott_2006.htm and read the analysis/comments.

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Other interesting local music links
Plymouth Classical Music Concert Diary www.plyclassical.co.uk - Comprehensive month-by-month listings of all types of classical music in and around Plymouth, plus some jazz and folk, including Harberton Folk's events.
Plymouth Music Accord www.plymouthmusicaccord.co.uk - Registered Charity promoting the appreciation and performance of music in the Plymouth area. Members include local orchestras, bands, choirs, opera groups, etc. and many promoters and venues, and Plymouth Folk Festival (who have a brand new, smart website).
'Off topic' but we'll mention a couple of other local live music sources for different genres:
Totnes Early Music Society www.totnesearlymusic.org.uk - fairly self-explanatory

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NEW Saturday 1 December 2018 8pm - Belshazzar's Feast: Two Wise Men Tour - Harberton Parish Hall, Tristford Road, Harberton TQ9 7SE nr Totnes (map)
Selling well at this early stage
On tour with their celebrated Christmas show that mixes traditional folk music, seasonal material, stirring in classical, pop and music hall, all topped off with audience participation and lashings of wry humour, Paul Sartin (Bellowhead / Faustus) and Paul Hutchinson (Hoover The Dog) together wow audiences across the UK, USA and Australia with their eclectic and eccentric mix of tunes and between songs chat, always sending audiences home with smiles on their faces. ‘Their music is breathtaking and wickedly inventive and the between-tunes interchange as intelligent and hilarious as the music.’ Mike Harding, previously of BBC Radio 2 Folk Show. www.belshazzarsfeast.com. Tickets available now, see www.harbertonfolk.co.uk/tickets.htm.

NEW Saturday 23 March 2019 8pm - Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham - Harberton Parish Hall, Tristford Road, Harberton TQ9 7SE nr Totnes (map)
59 of 190 tickets sold already!
A rare opportunity in the South-West to catch two of the best traditional musicians you are ever likely to hear.
Tickets available now, see www.harbertonfolk.co.uk/tickets.htm.

NEW Saturday 1 December 2018 8pm - Belshazzar's Feast: Two Wise Men Tour - Harberton Parish Hall, Tristford Road, Harberton TQ9 7SE nr Totnes (map)
On tour with their celebrated Christmas show that mixes traditional folk music, seasonal material, stirring in classical, pop and music hall, all topped off with audience participation and lashings of wry humour, Paul Sartin (Bellowhead / Faustus) and Paul Hutchinson (Hoover The Dog) together wow audiences across the UK, USA and Australia with their eclectic and eccentric mix of tunes and between songs chat, always sending audiences home with smiles on their faces. ‘Their music is breathtaking and wickedly inventive and the between-tunes interchange as intelligent and hilarious as the music.’ Mike Harding, previously of BBC Radio 2 Folk Show. www.belshazzarsfeast.com. Tickets available now, see www.harbertonfolk.co.uk/tickets.htm.

NEW Saturday 23 March 2019 8pm - Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham - Harberton Parish Hall, Tristford Road, Harberton TQ9 7SE nr Totnes (map)
A rare opportunity in the South-West to catch two of the best traditional musicians you are ever likely to hear. Having toured together since 1986 to packed concert halls all over the world, multi-award-winning Aly & Phil continue to charm audiences with their stunning music, and on-stage charisma that defies description. Witty and humorous banter sits alongside tunes that tug the heartstrings, and joyous reels and melodies that have feet tapping along. Aly (MBE and Doctor of Music), a founder member of Boys of the Lough, is rightly regarded as Scotland's supreme fiddler- arguably the finest of all time. Aly launched the popular BBC TV series ‘Transatlantic Sessions’ in which he and Phil appear. Phil (MBE) is a world famous accordion player and composer. In recent years Phil's work-load has included many commissions for TV and film and an increasing amount of work as musical director for television and theatrical events. Tickets available now, see www.harbertonfolk.co.uk/tickets.htm.
We sold out all 320 seats on the 5 occasions Aly & Phil played for us at the Ariel Centre in Totnes between 2006 and 2012. We only have 190 seats in Harberton - and 37 of those are sold already. Book early!

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Folk News for Cornwall
I'm sometimes asked if there is any equivalent of the Harberton Folk e-circulars (which essentially cover southern Devon) for Cornwall. I'm not aware of anything myself, but would be happy to pass on any new information supplied to me.
The quarterly Folk News Kernow covering the county can be viewed/downloaded at
www.dreamersfolk.co.uk/folknews%20kernow.html.
Bodmin Folk Club's website has numerous links, at
www.bodminfolk.co.uk.
More Folks News for (North) Devon
www.shammickacoustic.org.uk - Shammick Acoustic, North Devon folk information
www.flaxey-green.co.uk - Covers much of Devon: folk events, song/dance clubs, sessions, ceilidhs and much more

Folk news slightly further afield:
North Devon/West Somerset music listings
Website listings of regular and special music events for the next couple of months for this area can be found at www.shammickacoustic.org.uk (then click on 'Local Events').
Somerset & Dorset (SADFOLK) folk events - Regular email updates
A regular and comprehensive emailed listing is available through www.sadfolk.co.uk (Somerset and Dorset folk, Steve Cunio) for folk events in venues large and small in those two counties, some of which are not too far away from the Harberton Folk area.
Folk in Cornwall
What it says on the tin - www.folkincornwall.co.uk - clubs, sessions, events...
Acoustic Calendar - Sign up for email updates at www.sanchobramble.weebly.com
Tony Watts' monthly calendar of folk clubs, singarounds, acoustic sessions & open mics in the South West. "The Acoustic Calendar is all about DIY music (NOT concerts, gigs, ceilidhs etc). The purpose of the Calendar is to keep you informed of all the places where you can take your voice and/or instrument and join in or do your own thing."
...and not forgetting www.flaxey-green.co.uk (and www.devonfolk.co.uk) for further detailed Devon listings, including many regular pub sessions,  folk dance clubs and much more.